The Milwaukee Bucks and point guard Eric Bledsoe have agreed to a four-year, $70 million extension, ESPN reported Friday.
The 29-year-old could have become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points, 5.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 60 games this season entering Friday’s road game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Bucks acquired Bledsoe from Phoenix early last season after Bledsoe and the Suns had a falling out.
Bledsoe tweeted “I Don’t wanna be here” hours before the Suns fired coach Earl Watson. The next morning, the Suns met with Bledsoe and sent him home and eventually worked out the trade with the Bucks.
Bledsoe has fit in well with a Milwaukee squad that includes All-Star forwards Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. Milwaukee’s 47-14 record entering Friday is the best in the NBA.
Bledsoe played his first three NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers before playing his next four with the Suns. He has career averages of 14.0 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds.
—Field Level Media